| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
BRUSSELS — Germany and Italy have committed to join the United States in helping to train Afghan troops after combat operations cease at the end of next year, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.
Absent from the announcement was...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard “to take immediate action” to ensure that same-sex spouses of guard personnel in nine states — including Texas, Florida and South Carolina...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:49 PM
CAIRO — After weeks of deadly clashes, Egypt’s military-backed government and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi may be edging toward a compromise that could ease the latest unrest threatening the nation’s erratic path...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July.
But defense officials and some...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden case may have been the last straw, but the White House decision to cancel a Moscow summit next month came after President Obama decided the meeting was unlikely to resolve any of the issues increasing tension...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning.
Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:14 PM
U.S.-Russian relations have been deteriorating since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin last year and began ratcheting up anti-American rhetoric that has played into "old stereotypes about the Cold War,” President Obama said at a White...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it will be granting benefits to the same-sex spouses of both uniformed military personnel and civilian employees no later than Sept. 3.
"It is now the Department's policy to treat all married military...